Lord Brougham and Vaux Portrait

Lord Brougham and Vaux

Conservative - Excepted Hereditary

Became Member: 24th January 1968

Left House: 27th August 2023 (Death)


Lord Brougham and Vaux is not a member of any APPGs
1 Former APPG membership
Crossrail
Deputy Speaker (Lords)
16th Mar 1999 - 27th Aug 2023
Deputy Chairman of Committees (Lords)
29th Apr 1993 - 12th Jun 2023
Administration and Works Committee (Lords)
25th Nov 2009 - 14th May 2014
Refreshment Committee (Lords)
15th Nov 2007 - 20th Jun 2012
Information Committee (Lords)
4th Dec 2003 - 30th Nov 2007
Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)
13th Dec 2000 - 8th Nov 2006
Standing Orders (Private Bills) Committee (Lords)
6th Dec 1999 - 18th Nov 2004
Hybrid Instruments Committee (Lords)
29th Nov 1995 - 30th Nov 2000
House of Lords Offices Committee
31st Oct 1996 - 11th Nov 1999
Procedure and Privileges Committee
27th Nov 1995 - 8th Apr 1997
House of Lords Offices Committee
3rd Dec 1990 - 22nd Oct 1991


Division Voting information

Lord Brougham and Vaux has voted in 1131 divisions, and 10 times against the majority of their Party.

27 Feb 2015 - International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 21 Conservative No votes vs 22 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 41 Noes - 124
16 Jan 2015 - Assisted Dying Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 37 Conservative No votes vs 41 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 107 Noes - 180
19 Nov 2014 - Consumer Rights Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 10 Conservative Aye votes vs 110 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 183 Noes - 171
8 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 63 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 119 Noes - 314
8 Jul 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 50 Conservative Aye votes vs 50 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 103 Noes - 278
4 Jun 2013 - Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 65 Conservative Aye votes vs 79 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 148 Noes - 390
26 Mar 2012 - Procedure of the House - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 48 Conservative No votes vs 71 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 319 Noes - 96
7 Jul 2009 - Coroners and Justice Bill - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 77 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 141 Noes - 194
17 Nov 2008 - Climate Change Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted Aye - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 8 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 190 Noes - 16
15 Jan 2008 - Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL] - View Vote Context
Lord Brougham and Vaux voted No - against a party majority and in line with the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 51 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 96 Noes - 268
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Sparring Partners
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative)
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Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(4 debate interactions)
Lord True (Conservative)
Shadow Leader of the House of Lords
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(22 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(13 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(10 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Trade Bill 2019-21
(364 words contributed)
Fire Safety Bill 2019-21
(139 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Brougham and Vaux, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Lord Brougham and Vaux has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Brougham and Vaux has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 8 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
1 Other Department Questions
3rd Mar 2015
To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the reason for the placement of the new clock at the end of the Content Lobby.

The clock, known as Lord Grimthorpe’s regulator, was bequeathed to the House of Lords by Edward Heywood. Lord Grimthorpe was also the designer of Parliament’s Great Clock.

Upon Mr Heywood’s death last year, the clock was delivered to Parliament and potential locations for its display were discussed by the House of Lords Works of Art Committee. As it is a wall mounted timepiece, there were limited locations in which to display it, and the niche at the end of the Content Lobby proved to be ideal as it could be viewed by Peers and is relatively safe from accidental damage. It can also be easily accessed for regular winding and maintenance.

Before it went on display in the February half term Recess, the mechanism and case were restored. There will be a piece explaining the clock’s history in this month’s Red Benches and a short note about it produced in due course.

11th Nov 2015
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to prevent food waste.

Through the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Government is working with food manufacturers and retailers to meet targets to reduce food waste from households and the grocery supply chain under the Courtauld Commitment. There has been a 15% (1.3 million tonnes) reduction in household food waste since 2007 and signatories reported a reduction of 7.4% in food supply chain waste between 2009-2012, with interim results for Courtauld 3 showing further 3.2% reduction by 2014.


The Love Food Hate Waste programme helps UK households to reduce food waste and save money through awareness raising and consumer advice. There is also an agreement with the hospitality sector with targets to prevent and manage food waste in restaurants, pubs and canteens.


WRAP is currently brokering a new agreement, Courtauld 2025, which is expected to start next year and will build on this progress.

14th Apr 2016
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how planning is progressing for the dualling of the A303 from Stonehenge westward; when they expect construction to commence; how long construction will take; and what is the estimated cost of those works.

Highways England is in the options phase of developing a solution for this section of the A303. It is intended that a public consultation on options will be held early in 2017 with a preferred route announced in the summer of 2017. Subject to the completion of the statutory process, work is expected to start in the first Road Investment Period, before April 2020. The exact timing of the construction phase is yet to be finalised along with the estimated cost of the works.

3rd Dec 2014
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to their recently published road investment strategy, when the work on the A303 will start; and how long it will take.

On 1st December, the Government published the first Road Investment Strategy, setting out how we will invest £15 billion in over 100 schemes across the road network. It included a long-term commitment to invest over £2 billion in the A303/A30/A358 corridor and proposed to start this process with three major improvements; dualling the A303 between Amesbury and Berwick Down and between Sparkford and Ilchester, and providing a dual carriageway link from the M5 at Taunton to the A303. The Highways Agency will now start to develop the proposals but each will be subject to differing timescales depending on detailed design and progress through planning processes. Our aim is for construction of these proposals to start towards the end of this Road Period which runs from 2015/16 to 2019/20.

Baroness Kramer
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Treasury and Economy)
17th Oct 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government when the refurbishment of Wellington Barracks is likely to start; and what plans they have for the future of Hyde Park Barracks.

I refer my noble Friend to the answer my noble friend the then Minister of State (Earl Howe) gave him on 1 November 2018 to Question HL10938.

The Army began its £10 million restoration and refurbishment of Wellington Barracks in 2018, and work on the assessment phase continues. Once this is complete, we will be able to set out more detail about the modernisation plans for Wellington Barracks.


Options for how best to deliver State Ceremonial and Public Duties are being considered as part of the Department's work on estate optimisation within London, which includes consideration of Hyde Park Barracks in consultation with the Crown Estate who own the land. No decision has yet been taken on the future of the barracks.

14th May 2019
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 1 November 2018 (HL10938), when they expect the refurbishment and work to commence on Wellington Barracks.

I have no further update and refer my noble Friend to the answer I gave him on 1 November 2018 to Question HL10938.

Work on the assessment phase of the five-year plan to restore and refurbish Wellington Barracks continues.

Once this is completed we will be able to set out more detail about the modernisation plans for Wellington Barracks.

20th Nov 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 October [HL10938], when they plan to start the refurbishment of Wellington Barracks.

An assessment study to scope the restoration and refurbishment required at Wellington Barracks is now under way. The work is scheduled to start in 2018-19.

23rd Oct 2018
To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to refurbish Wellington Barracks.

The Army plans to spend approximately £10 million over the next five years to restore and refurbish Wellington Barracks. This will include refurbishing Single Living Accommodation, improving the central heating and ventilation systems, and providing a new guardroom. As part of its estate modernisation programme, the Army is also working with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to assess the longer term needs of the site.